Lingual Osseous Choristoma

Turan S., Pınarbaşlı M. Ö., Acikalin M. F., Kaya E., Ozudogru E.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY-TURK OTORINOLARENGOLOJI ARSIVI, vol.54, no.2, pp.86-88, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


An osseous choristoma is a rare benign lesion consisting of normal bone tissue; it is seen in abnormal locations. It is most often seen in the back 1/3 of the tongue in the head. Its etiopatogenesis is controversial, and till date, less than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. Although a lingual osseous choristoma is asymptomatic, in some patients, symptoms such as swelling sensation in the throat, globus pharyngeus, dysphagia, retching, nausea, and sore throat have been reported. In this article, 41-years old female patient admitted to our clinic with throat pain and globus pharyngeus who underwent an excision from the region of radiks lingua and the result of pathological examination was reported as "osseous choristoma" presented and literature is reviewed.